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fém(m)ed

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fém(m)ed or dil.ie/21593

 

Forms: fém(m)id, ḟémiud, femid

n o, m. also fém(m)id, vn. of fo-émid. Cf. éimded.

(a) being unable, failing (to do something) : la féimmed ind lēmme do-chúatár ind fir aili by failing in the leap the other men made LU 9134 ( FB 88 ). co fuair fer ... iar femiud a himthechta unable to walk SR 6448 = iar ḟemded a imdechta LB 129b17 . iar femed in craind do dluighi aci after failing to split the tree Fél. 110.40 = ḟémiud, Fél. lxxiii ( LB 85 ). iar femead a leanmana do Ch. when C. could no longer pursue them Dinds. 132 . roimthig I. ... ar femed sida iter a macaib, TTebe 2794 . ar femeamh na sealga being unable to hunt Aen. 731 . g s. néla femid `clouds of impotence' BDD 79 ; 83 ; 102f (femmid).

(b) refusing (to do something), shirking (freq. of a refusal due to impotence or fear) : feimed ┐ uriasacht na finechaire `refusal and permission of the family' Laws iii 422.9 Comm. cin feimidh cin uriasacht v 262.28 Comm . in dom femid-sa [a]deiri-si sin ? do you say that in order to refuse me ? IT i 72 n. 19 (< YBL 110b4 ; fémed-so, Eg.). ise dorat tir do iarna ḟemud do braithrib a athar when his uncles had refused (? been unable) to give it Rawl. 149b45 . robo cín doib tairmeasc na haīri iar ḟemedh na duaísi, IT iii 96 § 155 . iar ḟéimeadh a síd día siú ┐ anall since it was impossible to pacify both sides Alex. 135 . impois rí Erenn ... iar femidh catha dó o M. after M. had refused to give him battle RC xviii 279.6 (= ro ṡoi ... iar femiudh chatha do tabairt dho, AU 1170 ). folld. by cen : da ḟemmid gan a comrac do gabail do laim for refusing to undertake the combat TBC-LL¹ 2861 .